Washington Olympics

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Ballparks: Madison Avenue Grounds, Baltimore (May 5, 1871-May 24, 1872)

Washington, D.C. fielded a team in the National Association from 1871-1872. That team was known as the Olympics. The Olympics had a combined record of 17-22 in its two year existence.

Ballpark: Olympics Grounds


In a league with nine teams, the Olympics finished in fourth place with a record of 15-15 under the management of Nick Young.

Team Photo: 1871WashingtonOlympics.jpg

BR Team page


In its last year of existence, the Olympics fell to 10th place (out of 11 teams) with a record of 2-7. The team was again managed by Nick Young.

BR Team page

Hall of Fame[edit]

  • No Washington Olympics player has been inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame.


  • Peter Filichia: Green Cathedrals: The Ultimate Celebrations of All 273 Major League and Negro League Ballparks Past and Present, Addison Wesley Publishing Company (March 1993)